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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Pre-Order Info, Carrier Availability, Deals, Pricing

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Where and when can you buy the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+? Soon! And at lots of places! The phone goes up for pre-order on March 30 (tomorrow!) and then arrives in stores on April 21 in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, and Arctic Silver. 

All of your favorite carriers will sell the device, including Verizon, AT&T, Cricket, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Straight Talk. Best Buy will also sell the device, as will Target and Walmart. Finding a place that sells the Galaxy S8 is not going to be an issue.

If you pre-order, Samsung is tossing in some freebies. Should you decide to pre-order, you’ll get a free Gear VR headset ($129.99 value) with the new Controller ($39.99 value).

As for pricing, you are looking at:

Verizon:

AT&T:

  • Galaxy S8 ($25/mo for 30 months, $31.25/mo for 24 months, or $750)
  • Galaxy S8+ ($28.34/mo for 30 months, $35.42/mo for 24 months or $850)

T-Mobile:

  • Galaxy S8 ($30/mo + $30 down for 24 months or $750)
  • Galaxy S8+ ($30/mo + $130 down for 24 months or $850)

Sprint:

Best Buy:

Additional launch details for the US can be found below.

In the U.S., the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available in Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver. Pre-orders for both Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will begin at 12:01 EDT on March 30, 20173. AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Sprint, Straight Talk Wireless, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless will carry the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in stores beginning April 21.

In addition, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be available at all Best Buy stores as well as BestBuy.com, ShopSamsung app, Target and Walmart.

Gear VR with Controller will be available beginning April 21, 2017 for $129.99. The Controller will also be sold separately beginning April 21, 2017 for $39.99.

Consumers who pre-order a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ will receive a free Gear VR headset with Controller and Oculus content4. A limited edition premium bundle which adds a 256GB memory card and Bluetooth headphones by AKG will also be available for $99. Additionally, consumers who purchase Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ will be eligible for Platinum Experience Status with Samsung Rewards5. These promotions will last for a limited time and only while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply. Visit samsung.com/us/promotions and samsung.com/platinumexperience for more information.

Via: Samsung
  • Sporttster

    Thank God they’ve come out with some really nice phones at very reasonable prices. I just cannot afford doing this every two years. Won’t be buying anything top notch and new anymore. Going to have to stick to affordability.

  • John hale

    You’d have to be a total moron to pay this price for a exploding phone. From Samsung

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  • DanSan

    t-mobile wants $30 down for the S8 but $130 for the S8+? hot damn

  • shelooga

    what do I do? I can either wait and pre-order an unlocked black or artic one on Thursday (per best buys website), or go with the Verizon one a day earlier. My impulsive side says do it tomorrow through verizon, my nexus side says wait one single measly day TO PREORDER. can the recent samsungs (s7, +, notes) be unlocked/rooted/underclocked? if so, I’ll give in to impulse

  • Cleevens Joseph

    Best buy have them online For $100 off already

  • Daistaar

    “A limited edition premium bundle which adds a 256GB memory card and Bluetooth headphones by AKG will also be available for $99”

    Icing on top of the icing on top of the cake!

  • They selling an unlocked version stateside or not?

    • Yargh

      Yes, it’s coming. Best Buy is showing a page for unlocked version.

      • I can’t find the page. All I see on the Best Buy page is choose carrier: Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint. Then a whole bunch of promotional material. No unlocked page.

  • If you buy from BestBuy do you still have to pay the activation fees? (VZW)

    • Kevin

      Yes you do

  • Me

    The G6 is done

    • illregal

      shucks.. it got my vote.

  • teebone

    Not sure what some of you cats are smoking but the S8+ is the unlocked version of the phone. Pre-orders for it start tomorrow as well.

  • steadymobb

    SO, what color are you all getting!?

  • JLC

    Thinking about ditching my unlimited grandfathered Verizon plan and going to T-Mobile. Have to decide today so I can pre order this tomorrow. Any advice?

    • Joe

      What’s holding you back?

    • KleenDroid

      I’ve never looked back

  • I’ll be honest I’m a little torn on the pricing.

    Samsung S8
    The baseline is 5.8″ 64GB @ $720-$750.

    Apple iPhone 7
    The baseline is 4.7″ 32GB @ $650

    Bigger screen. More native storage. Plus it under cuts the 7Plus by $50 which it is more akin to in screen size, but the body is still in the basic 7 range. It’s giving me more than the iPhone 7, but the selfish penny pinching human ego side of me still wants it closer to the 7’s $650 price tag.

    :internal monologue:
    If I can’t afford it then save up or buy something in my budget.
    :end internal monologue:

    • Fitim

      Best Buy has the s8 for $670 -$700

  • mcdonsco

    Big time pass. I already can’t stand FPR on the back, but then to make it off center as well, no thank you.

    • netanil

      You can use your eyes or face to unlock in addition to fingerprint. So there’s that.

      • mcdonsco

        Both of which are well knowing to being really fast and reliable.

        /s

  • Paul

    What ever happened to the Note 7 Compensation Program for when the S8 came out? I thought I heard half price S8 for previous Note 7 owners or some type of discount???

    • steadymobb

      That was never confirmed, just a wishful rumor that got started and people took to it. There was something in Korea that was kind of similar that they were maybe going to do though…but not in the US

  • technobri

    Sprint?

    • Mike O

      Sprint versions $700 & $750 at best buy. Don’t know about Sprint stores.

      • Me

        Prob $750 & $800. Sprint always upcharges

  • Fitim

    Best Buy has s8 $50 off and s8+ $100 off plus freebies

  • chris_johns

    tempted to preorder and sell the gear VR to try to knock off some of the price….but i really want to wait on the pixel 2 before i decide on a new phone…by then this phone will prob be that much cheaper so…i think ima hold off…its either this or pixel 2 though for sure as my next phone…sorry moto, its been real

  • discopunkk

    So the US isn’t getting the coral blue color option?

    • steadymobb

      apparently not right now. No gold, either.

      • discopunkk

        I saw that. Apparently those two colors are region specific. Hoping the same won’t be true for the Note 8.

    • Me

      Prob at a later time.

  • Turb0wned

    So two weeks ago Samsung vowed to start giving its unlocked phones monthly security updates. If Samsung is to be believed, the unlocked S8+ might just be worth it.

    It’s also a bit cheaper on Best Buy.

  • Dominick White

    I see a lot of people getting this over the LG G6, considering only a 100 dollars difference

    • litobirdy

      thru best buy, pre order, the g6 and s8 are same price

      • LionStone

        I’d get the G6 5.7″ with the 3300 mAh battery rather than S8 5.8 and only 3000 mAh…

        • Me

          More efficient processor, plus LG hasn’t been great on battery life since the G flex.

          • netanil

            But you get a free Bootloop with the LG!
            😛

    • Corey Dimick

      Nope, just pre-ordered a G6 after the Sammy conference.

      • Dominick White

        I said a lot would, not that everyone would

  • Orion

    This makes me more excited for the Note 8.

    • Daniel Thomas

      huh?

  • MadMartigan

    Might (maybe) JoD it from the V20 just to see what it’s like. Not sure though. The lack of anything resembling up-to-date Quick-Charging capability makes me a bit nervous with those mAH numbers.

    • hkklife

      The only phone that I know of that charges slower than the V20 is the V10 ( I have both), so you’d probably pick up faster charging going to a Samsung device. Still bummed that the new Samsungs don’t have 3,500 and 4,000 mAh batteries, respectively.

      • LionStone

        The G6 has Quick Charge 3.0

      • MadMartigan

        Get a different charger, or check whatever your power source is because something is fucky.

        My V20 charges from 36% to full in under 40 minutes, and my V10 wasn’t that far from that.

        The S8 appears to be limited to QC 2.0 according to the other Android site so it would definitely be a step down, assuming power source, charger, and cable are functioning properly.

        • hkklife

          That’s interesting. I have at least 6 different QC 2.0 or 3.0 chargers (Aukey, Anker, Tronsmart, Samsung) and none of them are very fast at charging either of my LG devices. I have an equally wide array of cables too.

          • MadMartigan

            Dunno, man. I’d get a meter or something to test what you’re pulling. Something is definitely wrong with your setup and I’m not saying it’s not the phones either. It could just be really bad luck with the phones.

            I wouldn’t waste your money on any lotto tickets in the near future if I were you, though. 😉

  • cdm283813

    On the pricey side but 64GB is really the saving grace here so I can’t complain.

    • Dave

      Pricey?! What did you think it was going to be when all rumors were saying close to 1000 anyways?! 750 is “pricey?” Wtf

      • cdm283813

        Even Apple has a entry level flagship at $649. That being said paying only $70 more for a 5.8″ 64GB S8 is pretty damn amazing. So yes, I was nitpicking that it’s pricey but it’s a great value compared to top tier competitors.

        • netanil

          Please. An iPhone 7 may be called a “flagship” but it doesn’t even have full HD! It also lacks a host of other features you can find on phones that cost a fraction of the price.

          • Me

            All specs aren’t created equal. I’ll take Apple’s color accurate HD screen over a host of 1080p screens on those mid tier android devices.

  • jim

    anyone get the frontier update yet ?

    • Corey Wiesel

      Been checking…. but nothing

  • Rashad

    Not all the colors available for us? That sucks

    • Dave

      I missed it. Which colors are available here?

      • Adil Tajgeer

        the US will have the black, the lavender and the silver. no gold or blue :

  • PizzleWizzle

    Cant decide if i want this phone or to wait for the next Pixel… I’m assuming the Pixel 2 wont have external SD card support or a headphone jack which are both important to me(but not dealbreakers). I love the pure android experience and receiving updates when they come out but what else could the next pixel have that would blow this phone away?

    • Suicide_Note

      Free hooker and beer when you pre-order.

    • Adil Tajgeer

      if they use HTC again to build it, the software and camera will be the only great thing about it. while i like my pixel for the most part, the hardware is mediocre at best from a design standpoint.

  • xzero425x

    Oh I’ll be preordering the S8+, everyone else have fun whining about other things ;P

    • Dave

      Did they mention or do you know/did i miss somewhere where and when which stores will have models to have and hold and feel in hand?

      • xzero425x

        Did you ever hold a note 7, it feels like that , not sharp and comfy

        • Dave

          No. But verizon said they’ll have some tomrorow.

  • rebretz000

    I would love a Google Play version or a Google Silver version. Only if the updates came from Google monthly or bi-monthly and not having to rely on Samsung. I just can’t get past the UI.
    It might be why a loved Motorola phones back in the day when most people complained about Moto-Blur. I preferred the less intrusive, less feature rich Moto-Blur to Sense or Touchwiz. I went through a bunch of old phone reviews the past month and it’s funny how all the sites use to love Sense and Touchwiz for all the extra gizmos they added while hating Moto-Blur for being slim. How times have changed.

    • The Doctor

      There hasn’t been a Google Play version in a few years. People need to get over it.

    • Chris Butera

      Just buy the Pixel.

      • Snowbo13

        the bezel though… im waiting for the pixel 2

    • Daistaar

      I don’t even know that you’d get updates sooner through Google at this point. They’ve been saying Android Wear was live since February and we’re almost in April. No devices have gotten the OTA yet. There’s clearly no OEM hold up here so who do we blame for slow updates now?

      • glimmerman76

        I have 2.0 on my urbane 2 LTE and LG sport but it shipped with it.

        • Daistaar

          New devices seem to be the only ones with the 2.0 Final build.

    • netanil

      You don’t but a Samsung for the “timely updates,” if you want that you get something from Google – or even Apple.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio
  • Chris Kupsco

    I know this is a dumb question, but can you still use google now and google assistant or are you stuck with Bixby?

    • Suicide_Note

      You can still use Google Now and Assistant.

  • Suicide_Note

    Haven’t done this in a while, so hopefully someone can help.

    I’m planning to buy an S8+ from TMo, which I’m currently on, and pay for it in full. In several months, chances are good I’ll be switching to Verizon. Could i use that same S8+ on Verizon once i pop a VZW sim in it?

    • steadymobb

      No

    • Dominick White

      no, but if you get the Verizon model then you can use it on any carrier after you paid it off

      • Suicide_Note

        Thanks.

        The unlocked model from Best Buy would probably be the way to go then, right?

        • LionStone

          Not if you want timely updates, the carriers were updating faster than their Unlocked models

          • Suicide_Note

            She’s not as concerned with updates, so that won’t be a deal breaker in this case.

        • Dominick White

          Yes it would be

        • Me

          Unlocked for all carriers is definitely the way to go

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Oh look…. No more than $750 like I’ve been saying….Where are the $1000 phone people? 🤔

    Anyway still waiting for that unlocked price.

    • Lucky Armpit

      Does that mean the unlocked version isn’t available for preorder tomorrow? I was going to order one via Best Buy.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        It’s posted at BB right now. Should be available tomorrow.

        • Lucky Armpit

          Awesome, thank you!

          • Lucky Armpit

            Never mind, preorders for unlocked don’t start until 3/9. That’s a week from this Sunday, which is an odd date. I’m on Verizon but I want the unlocked version because I don’t wan’t Verizon’s bloat all over my phone.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Dude you just replied to yourself lol. But that’s cool didn’t know it started 4/9. Gives me more time to think since I wouldn’t buy anything but unlocked

          • Daniel Thomas
          • Lucky Armpit

            Ha, I know…. sorry, was in a rush and clicked wrong.

          • Lucky Armpit

            And it looks like only the black version for unlocked in the US? I didn’t see any other colors available. Not a dealbreaker but not my first choice.

          • Daniel Thomas

            3/9 already passed on my calendar. Best buy site says 5/9

          • Lucky Armpit

            Yeah I know. Typo, sorry.

          • randomdog

            I’m with you, except that you might miss out on wifi calling and “timely” updates. I think S7 unlocked is still on 6.0.1

        • Daniel Thomas
    • Ichigo Uzumaki

      they’re saving the $1K price tag for the Note 8 after taxes….

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        I can see that. Probably $900 before taxes. Or they may drop the price of the S8 to match apple at lunch and slot the Note at $850….. Either way.

    • Well the 8+ on BestBuy is listed for $915.99 right now.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio
          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            That price doesn’t matter. They always overcharge for full priced carrier variants because they make more money when you sign a contract through them.

            Anyone paying full price is paying for the unlocked U variants that I posted.

          • Yeah but I’d rather not pay monthly and they don’t do contracts anymore. But that works out to a $200 difference… So unless I can get one on eBay for around $750 I guess I’m stuck paying monthly.

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  • Stabby McKnifington

    Any word on International/Unlocked?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      See my post above. $725

      • Stabby McKnifington

        Nice. Though I think I made the right call getting an international s7 last time. I might wait for that.

    • Suicide_Note

      Available at Best Buy.

    • Daniel Thomas

      Pre-order starts 5/9 for unlocked at Best Buy

      • Stabby McKnifington

        Sorry, I said “/” and I really just meant the international version

  • Jon

    Now if only it was the exact phone spec and feature wise.. but without the retarded edge screen. Worst thing I have ever seen. Cases are a nightmare. Using is a nightmare. Also more likely for screen to crack when dropped and way more expensive to fix.

    • RDPaPa-G

      Ah yes, a nightmare for you. So because of that they should just redesign their entire phone…for you!

      • Jon

        Um? I’m simply talking about my opinion of the phone. I’ll try to not have one anymore…for you!

        • Daistaar

          That’s very considerate. I would have just ignored lol. Have your looked at the G6? While it’s still a 821, it’s not too shabby. Kind of a bezeless Note 7, without edges.

          • Jon

            Yea I am very curious about the G6. I love the look/build of it. I have a Pixel now so I’m in no rush to get a phone although I did consider trying to trade for the G6. It’s weird because I know LG phones have a following and spec wise the G6 looks awesome but EVERY time I have ever went into a store an played with an LG phone I couldn’t help but notice the screens are never that great and I am not sure why. I stopped in Verizon yesterday and messed around with the G6 and I thought the same thing I have about their past phones. The screens just seem dull and not detailed. I turned the brightness all the way up and held it side by side with my Pixel at half brightness and I’d pick the pixel as the better screen any day. Sharper and definitely more vibrant. Idk.

    • LionStone

      Every time I go in the phone store, people in there with their cracked Sammie’s

      • BG

        Yes, because samsung are the only phones with cracked screens….

        • LionStone

          Well since Sammy sells a crap ton of devices, it’s natural a lot get returned, simple.

          • techer

            Worked for verizon repairs. Samsung phones actually has a really low failure rate compared to how many phones they sell. You would be surprised at how much higher some return rates were for other manufacturer. Motorola and HTC was considered high, but there were certain companies that were even worse. It’s easy for us to pick up Samsung phones, because it doesn’t matter what people say, all we know is people return Samsung phones at very low rates. That is why every phone company in America will promote the crap out of Samsung phones. It sells, and it doesn’t cause us headaches.

          • LionStone

            That’s not exactly what I see and hear from other companies.

            Every phone company in America will carry Samsung phones because they want to tag along on the gravy train that is the Samsung marketing machine. When you put out 10 BILLION a year on marketing, its an easy sell to phone companies because all the work is already done. All that’s left to do is put out a couple promos, a flyer then kick back and rake in the $$$$.

      • Raven ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Yup, it may not be the new hotness, but I still love my Droid Turbo 2 with ShatterShield. No case and no worries about cracks.

      • Me

        Working in a phone store, I see more cracked 7E’s than 7’s

    • rebretz000

      I’m with you. Not a fan of the edge display. I don’t even like the 2.5d curved edges of the Pixel, HTC 10, or iPhone or all the other phones that use it. I liked the the completely flat screens of the 5X and 6P. Tempered glass screen protectors covered the entire thing.

  • Tyler Durden

    Get immersed.
    Get the new Gear VR with Controller for free, plus Oculus content bonus when you pre-order the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+.*
    Get even more.
    For a limited time you can add premium headphones by AKG and a 256GB memory card for just $99.*

    That’s a decent deal. Does it come with AKG earpieces in box?

    https://samsungpromotions.com/infinitelyimmersive.html

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      All of the phones come with the AKG buds. They just mentioned it on the stream. that’s a big plus.

      • Tyler Durden

        “buds” but these headphones look much nicer. I’d do it for the MicroSD alone since I don’t think it’s been cheaper.

      • Adil Tajgeer

        i can’t seem to find anything saying if the in box ones are wired or wireless…have you?

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Definitely wired.

          • Adil Tajgeer

            Ah boo, I guess I can’t complain for free…

      • Me

        Yup. Hopefully Apple matches with beats out of the box.

    • DanSan

      keep the VR and give me the SD card

  • Kon-Kon Chao

    As much as I want this phone, I am going to force myself to wait until Apple unveils their next iPhone. The only reason I’m even considering getting an iPhone is because of the Android messaging clusterfuck Google has created. Unless they announce something awesome (some iMessage equivalent for Android) beforehand that is. I would much rather stick with an Android phone since I’ve been using them since the Nexus One.

    • Ryan

      Pretty much my thoughts exactly

    • jak_341

      Yep. The new iPhone rumors are insane. Have to at least see how many are going to be true.

      • Dave

        Which rumors? None that I’ve heard have been that amazing. To be fair, I haven’t really checked up on them often, just whenever I see a link or article about it.

        • Tyler Durden
          • Dave

            Eh, still nothing jumping out at me personally. A lot of those rumors i’ve seen go back and forth though too. Curved screen, no curves. USB C, no C, wireless, no wireless. Implementing the camera touch like inside or whatever seems kinda cool but eh.

            Speaking of, did Samsung mention the equivalent for double pressing the home button for their camera on these phones?

    • sc0rch3d

      it’s a sad state of technology where we have to choose a prison to get the benefits we want. I’ve heard that the google experience on IOS is pretty good, lacking a lot of deep integration. Apple has created a hero and villain in iMessage…if only they would open up the platform or conversely trash it to adopt RCS.

      • Kevin Chaos

        Well put. I know RCS will eventually catch on. But I have no idea how long we’ll have to wait since it’s up to the carriers. I am pretty sure the Google experience is on par or even better sometimes. Google seems to update their apps on iOS faster too.

      • Duffman

        I’m 100% in the same boat. I’m about to start a job where I will be traveling a lot, out of the country as well. Since iMessage can work over wifi, I’m really thinking about jumping ship. I too have also been on Android since the Nexus One. So you’re not alone.

        • sc0rch3d

          Textra has been a great messaging app and I’m REALLY fond of whatsapp (we use it a lot for international team members). Gave up GV b/c Google seems to treat it like and on/off again ex gf.

          • Duffman

            WhatsApp is nice but then I have to ask friends and family to download another app. And I don’t believe Textra does RCS, at least it didn’t back in the day when I used it. That’s the problem, Google can’t even make a competing messaging app, it’s kind of pathetic.

    • Bobb

      What is the messaging clusterfuck? Between Textra and Whatsapp I have zero issues.
      Just because Google can’t decide on apps doesn’t mean you can’t

    • You will regret it, I got the iPhone when they discontinued the Note 7 and boy it was the worst decision ever. Although iMessage is good because I can send files, 4k videos, buy movie tickets and how it shows a preview of webpages you share it’s definitely not that huge of a thing for me to keep this phone.

      • mickeyB88

        What don’t you like about it? I’ve been thinking more and more of switching over since I got my S7.

  • jshep23

    I’d get the S8+ if I could throw HTC Sense on it

    • Chris Kupsco

      For real HTC Sense is far and away the best skin. I am interested to see what sense 9 looks like on the U or Ocean or whatever they are calling it

    • Me

      Wait for the new U

    • glimmerman76

      thats the sad thing last year HTC did allow sense on other phones from the play store.

  • JRamsey

    Why does it cost more on T mobile per month after a down-payment…. hmmmmm

    • Prox

      Unless AT&T is greater than 24 months their math is wrong.

    • Murphy’s Magnet

      It doesn’t mention how much you have to put down on AT&T or how long you have to pay.

    • Adil Tajgeer

      unless it was updated, the 24/mo on tmo and at&t both come out to 750 (31.25×24 and 30+(30×24))

  • Tyler Durden

    “Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be the first smartphones ever to simultaneously harness the power of three advanced LTE technologies already built in to the T-Mobile network—including 4×4 MIMO, carrier aggregation and 256 QAM. Only the Un-carrier’s network has this trifecta of speed-boosting technologies. T-Mobile achieved a global first with the rollout of 4×4 MIMO last year, and has launched more LTE Advanced technologies than anyone else in the industry. In addition, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will be the very first devices that enable T-Mobile customers to use LTE-U to tap into underutilized unlicensed spectrum on the 5 GHz band. T-Mobile already has more capacity per subscriber than AT&T and Verizon, and the addition of LTE-U will only extend that lead and further improve the Un-carrier’s blazing-fast speeds. And, LTE-U will make it possible for T-Mobile to bring its forthcoming Gigabit LTE to more places across the country. And then there’s this… Samsung’s latest superphones will also be able to tap into T-Mobile’s new AWS-3 spectrum. Translation? Even more capacity and even more speed.”

    https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-and-blogs/samsung-galaxy-s8-preorder-amazingness-and-ludicrous-lte-speeds.htm

    nice

    • LionStone

      That is nice, but I’d rather have faster updates for flagships, Sammy always behind… Devices these days already have blazing fast computing power.

      • Murphy’s Magnet

        He is talking about connection and download speeds.

        • LionStone

          I know

      • If you care about updates, you’re probably updating your phone every year. Which in the end, updates shouldn’t matter to you because you’re getting a new version of android with every new phone you get.

    • PoisonApple31

      I stopped reading after T-Mobile.

      • Tyler Durden

        I get great service and even more now

    • BobButtons

      Great for those who fall under T-Mobile’s coverage. Wish they’d chip a bit away at the speed investment and focus a bit more on letting people actually connect to the network. It’s better than it was but they still have a long ways to go.

  • Orlando aka Pixel XL

    $750.00 not bad, I paid $869 got 128 gb Pixel XL…

    • LionStone

      After taxes, then phone insurance… It’ll be right up there under a thousand dollars! Not bad?

      • Butane87

        Phone insurance? What’s that?

        • Fozzybare

          insurance for your phone. cmon man.

      • TigerStone

        Then go to Best Buy to get $100 off, and a free VR headset/controller. So get the phone for $650 with a free VR bundle and free oculus game pack.

        I understand you want to prove so badly that Samsung phones are overpriced, but tell me a better deal for a flagship 835 chip phone.

  • illregal

    expensive cheap crap

    • Orlando aka Pixel XL

      Tampon boy

  • Corey Wiesel

    Is this AM or PM???

    • jshep23

      Neither. It’s Canadian Time (EHT)

  • litobirdy

    wow $750? VERYYYY surprising

    • New_Guy

      Welp, I’m sold

  • Ryan Markwald

    “…Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will begin at 12:01 EDT on March 30, 20173…”

    That is a LONG time to wait for this phone. I bet Saygus V Squared still won’t be released by then.